Promoting Madison's environmental activism, Dave Cieslewicz developed the "Building a Green Capital City" plan for sustainability, purchased the city's first hybrid diesel-electric buses, and created a new position in city government focused solely on sustainability issues. Madison was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt "The Natural Step" program to enhance the sustainability of City operations and facilities.
Before becoming Mayor, Mr. Cieslewicz was the co-founder and first executive director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a non-profit research and advocacy organization focusing on land use and transportation, and was Director of Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, which followed his service as chief of staff in a State Senatorâs office and work for the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.
This event is the annual Larry Stid lecture, honoring the late Rochester NY Director of Planning. He is remembered by RRCDC Executive Director Joni Monroe and Marcia Berry, Director of Planning and Zoning of Rochester.